JOSHUA TREE – An elderly Joshua Tree woman was killed after being mauled by four Pit Bulls on Wednesday night.
The attack was reported at around 10:11 p.m. in the 59000 block of Sunflower Drive in Joshua Tree. The victim and her husband lived in the home. The two allowed their friend to move in with his four dogs. “The dogs were considered family pets, which the victim helped care for over the past year,” said Morongo Basin Sheriff’s officials. “On Wednesday, while the victim was home alone with the dogs, she was mauled by all four of the animals.”
Lana Bergman, 70, died as a result of her injuries. Animal control took custody of the dogs. The reason for the attack is unknown, the dogs appeared to be well cared for sheriff’s officials said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station, at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 800-78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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